Wow! What a great day I’ve had! I turned 68 today with much fanfare and celebration. My email box was full of birthday greetings this morning from groups I’d forgotten about for years. You see every time you join a forum online you list your birthdate as part of the personal information kept on file. A computer never forgets your birthday so dozens of sites automatically spit out email birthday greeting to me.
Iy also happens to be payday today, ie. my Social Security check was directly deposited to my checking account. My wish list with Amazon Prime got a lot of business today fulfilling some of my birthday wishes. There are 3-4 packages heading my way that will be here in 2 days.
The Senior Center in Uxbridge didn’t forget my birthday either. There was a birthday card handed to me with birthday greetings sign by all the regular lunch crowd during the week. Our cook graciously failed to produce the traditional cupcake with a candle in it, knowing I’m a diabetic. I enjoyed the butterscotch sugar free pudding we all ate for dessert after the delicious chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes and carrots we had for lunch.
Next came a phone call from my best friend, Warren, back in Portland, Oregon. He caught me at the perfect time, just before I was about to start my car in a Dollar Tree parking lot. We chatted for a good 45 minutes before we wrapped it up for the day. I arrived home just in time for two more emails, a gift card from Warren and a birthday greeting from Warren’s parents in Salem, OR. They are my dear friends made during my 10 years of living in Oregon. I was their guest on every holiday. They always made me feel like family and I dearly love them.
So here’s to one of the happiest birthday I’ve experienced in decades. Now it’s onward to 69! 🙂